Monday 24 September 2018

Unsinkable spirit drives solo voyager

Adventurer Enda O'Coineen set out to fulfil a life-long dream but it didn't go as planned, writes Alan O'Keeffe

HOME IS THE SAILOR: Enda on Le Souffle du Nord
HOME IS THE SAILOR: Enda on Le Souffle du Nord

Alan O'Keeffe

A "massive crash" when the mast broke on a storm-tossed yacht was a moment of crisis for Irish adventurer and businessman Enda O'Coineen.

He was completely alone in rough seas almost 200 nautical miles south-east of New Zealand.

He was battling the elements as he took part in an around-the-world race for solo sailors.

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